Examples Of Bias In The Salem Witch Trials

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The Witch Trials, Bias, Stereotypical, and a Mistake In the past when humans didn't understand something, they turned to the unthinkable for answers. An example of this action of the 1692 Salem Massachusetts Witch Trials. These trials started because of two girls, and resulted in many deaths and accusations. Although there was evidence of witchcraft, could it have been all a mistake and bias? In 1692 to 1693 the Salem Witch Trials took place, there was a total of 200 accused and 20 convicted and killed. Was it a mistake though? Judge Samuel Sewell confessed they had made a mistake, this lead to the general court declaring a day of fasting a soul searching on January 14, 1697. The colonies later passed a pill stating that all of the accused, as well as their descendants names be cleared. This meant that they were no longer “witches”. Later on on August 5, 1992 Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, dedicated the Salem Witch Trials a…show more content…
If the trials weren't a mistake, then the general count would not have clear those 200 names only five years later. Also Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel would have not dedicated those people that died a memorial. It was also bias and stereotypical towards women because, there were more women who was accused and executed. Also there was more accused and killed that were of lower class and had none or little social status. Very little women of upper class and that had a social status were accused and killed. In the past when human didn't understand something, they turned to the unbelievable. The Salem Witch Trials is an example of this action taken by humans. Some may say that the Witch Trials weren't a mistake, or they weren't bias or stereotypical. They were because most of the accused and killed were women of lower class, and a judge even said that the trials were a mistake. So in conclusion, the Salem Witch Trials was stereotypical, bias, and a
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